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Catalog Number DEC.008d
Title shoe buckles
Artist unknown
Date 1810 circa; 1700 (NHS)
Description Metal (silver and ?) oval shoe buckles (2) with a scalloped edge (two tined)

See notes about confusion

Four pair of antique silver shoe buckles, fine condition, circa 1810. (Simon Nager, 1979) [only two are left in 2002]
Object Name Buckle
Material Metal (silver)
Dimensions W-5 L-3 cm
Credit line Gift of Miss Ellen Townsend
Provenance Probably belonged to Captain Nicholas Easton (d. 1711). (Newport Historical Society)
Additional Inscriptions and Marks Newport Historical Society Accession Number
Inscription Type Inscription
Inscription Technique Pen and Ink
Inscription Location Back of Buckle
Inscriptions and Marks 10.1.030a

10.1.030b
Collection Decorative Arts
People Townsend, Ellen
Notes "9 Shoe-Buckles" lent to NHS in 1910

in paper record from September 22, 1994 notes that "four pair of antique silver shoe buckles, fine condition, circa 1810. (Simon Nager, 1979)"

Picture from the NHS taken that shows three pairs of buckles, a pair of spurs, and a wooden rectangular piece of wood with a bone circle. Also another picture was taken of part of a shoe.

Do not understand note in 2002 that states only two are left - found three pairs of buckles - not four pairs that were noted in 1979 (Allison Barker December 2014 - Inventory Project Assistant)